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Today's News

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sep. 18-26

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 18-26:

    Bullitt County:

  • Latest zoning proposal way out of MW box

    Way outside the box.

    That’s the only way to describe a proposal in Mount Washington to rezone a stretch along both sides of Highway 44 from the eastern to the western corporate limits of Mount Washington.

    The proposal would rezone all that property to B-1 Highway Business.

    As observers to the growth in the county over the past 20 years will recognize, there have indeed been many rezonings to commercial classifications along all parts of Highway 44.

  • A black night for Charger football

    SHELBYVILLE - Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong on Friday night for the Bullitt East Chargers as they were bounced by a resurgent Shelby County team 63-15.

    In fact, things were going badly for the Chargers long before they arrived in Shelbyville on Friday. A team already hampered by injuries was short four more key starters for a variety of reasons. Three of the four players were dressed and on the sideline but did not play including the team’s two leading running backs and two top receivers..

  • MAPping path to excellence

    As we start a new school year, I want to take the opportunity to share with you news of a large step forward in our quest to improve student learning outcomes in Bullitt County.

    For the past two years, the school district has used the ThinkLink assessments three times each year to predict how our students would perform on the state assessment and to pinpoint particular academic areas in which a student needs additional assistance.

  • Bluegrass Speedway '09 season finale Saturday

    BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will present the final edition of “Saturday Night Showtime” for 2009 this Saturday evening September 26, with the WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman being highlighted in a $400 to win event.

  • Man shoots step-son, kills self

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A fatal shooting in Mount Washington could be the result of an attempted murder/suicide.

    Emergency units were called to the scene before 5 p.m. at a residence in the 300 block of Choctaw Court, located in the Cedar Ridge Estates subdivision off of Waterford Road.

    Christoper Heidenreich Jr., 36, was pronounced dead at the scene due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Bullitt County Chief Deputy Danny Thompson.

  • Cougars call it an early night in romp

    LOUISVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars tried and tried and tried some more on Friday night, but no matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t win by less than 64-6 against woefully outmatched Atherton.

    If there was a pre-determined victory in high school football this season, this was it. Atherton was winless this fall against relatively weak foes. The Rebels dressed just 25 players for this game and some of those were freshmen.

    The Cougars moved to 4-0 and face another winless team, Waggener, this Friday in another trip into Jefferson County.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Court lacks courage on tax decision

    It is not the first time it has happened and it will not be the last. But it should be.

    Three members of the Bullitt Fiscal Court voted against a small increase in the real property tax rate. Two members voted in favor.

    The initial consensus is that the public would find disfavor in County Judge Melanie Roberts and magistrate David Walker for voting to increase the property tax by $2 for a $100,000 home.

    But we beg to differ.

  • Man guilty of theft from program

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who allegedly took money and equipment valued at over $10,000 from a youth football organization has entered a guilty plea in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    But Brian Edward Wibbels will avoid serving any additional time in prison.

    Wibbels, 34, entered an Alford plea on Tuesday to a single count of theft by unlawful taking over $300. The remaining charges were dismissed.

    According to the indictment, in 2006, Wibbels took items and money valued at over $300 from the Lebanon Junction Jaguars football program, of which he was an officer.